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Registration Deadline Is June 30 For Leadership Los Alamos Class Of 2017-18

on June 23, 2017 - 8:23am

Jana McClure is a graduate of the 2016-17 Leadership Los Alamos program. Photo by Martha Katko

LLA News:

Leadership Los Alamos is accepting applications for its 2017-18 program, which gets underway in September.

To date, LLA has graduated more than 250 leaders who are making a difference in this community. LLA is seeking to fill this year’s class with approximately 24 committed individuals who want to learn more and continue this fine tradition.

The program begins with a two-day orientation Sept. 8-9. The deadline to apply for the program is June 30.

What recent graduates are saying:

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Over Los Alamos

on June 23, 2017 - 8:05am

Daily Postcard: Sunrise today over Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce Introduces Bill To Increase Access To Federal Lands

on June 23, 2017 - 7:47am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce introduced a bill Tuesday to increase access to public lands for hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting.
 
The Make Public Lands Public Act will amend the Land and Water Conservation Fund to increase public access to federal lands by maintaining and restoring existing roads, trails, and rights of way.
 
“In New Mexico and across the west, private, state, and federal lands are intermingled, resulting in a checkerboard issue that diminishes access to public lands for hunting, fishing, and

PEEC: Summer Family Evening Offers Hands-on Fun

on June 23, 2017 - 7:46am
Visit the Los Alamos Nature Center June 28 for an evening of hands-on experiments courtesy of Explora Museum. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

Investigate nature through hands-on activities at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28. The Explora Museum of Albuquerque will share a variety of nature experiments that teach conservation principles. This event is part of Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Summer Family Evenings program.

 This Summer Family Evening is a great way to delve hands-first into nature with the Explora Museum.

Is Video Surveillance Keeping Us Secure?

on June 23, 2017 - 7:45am
Yoni Levoritz
 
SECURITY News:
 
Americans are being spied on all the time – whether they think about it or not.
 
Pump gas? A camera is watching. Go to the ATM? The transaction is captured on video. Run a red light? A camera may record the violation and a ticket may follow.
 
Sometimes this video vigilance works nicely. When law enforcement agencies investigated the Boston Marathon bombing, surveillance cameras from businesses up and down the street helped them zero in on the perpetrators.
 
But that extra security comes with a tradeoff in privacy.
 
“It’s great for law

Don’t Let Your Investments Go On A ‘Vacation’

on June 23, 2017 - 7:40am

Provided by SHELLY WEIMANN
Edward Jones Investments

It’s summer again – time for many of us to take a break and possibly hit the open road. But even if you go on vacation, you won’t want your investments to do the same – in summertime or any other season. How can you help make sure your portfolio continues to work hard for you all year long?

Here are a few suggestions:

Avoid owning too many “low growth” investments. As you know, different investments have different characteristics and can help you in different ways.

Smart Design With Suzette: Everything Old Is New Again

on June 23, 2017 - 7:39am
Wallpaper is back! Courtesy photo
 

By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

Home design trends are all about creating lush spaces by taking traditional designs and making them modern with unique color texture and material choices. As the saying goes “everything old is new again” rings true, especially in décor. The 1980’s and 1990’s are back again — this time with a 21st-century spin.

Floral wallpaper
The patterns may have changed, but it’s safe to say that wallpaper is experiencing a major renaissance in design.

The Curious Case Of The Warped Kuiper Belt

on June 23, 2017 - 7:36am
A yet-to-be-discovered, unseen ‘planetary mass object’ makes its existence known by ruffling the orbital plane of distant Kuiper Belt objects, according to research by Kat Volk and Renu Malhotra of the UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. The object is pictured on a wide orbit far beyond Pluto in this artist's illustration. Courtesy/Heather Roper/LPL
 
UA News:
 
TUCSON, Ariz. — An unknown, unseen “planetary mass object” may lurk in the outer reaches of our solar system, according to new research on the orbits of minor planets to be published in the Astronomical Journal.
 
This object

Los Amigos de Valles Caldera Anniversary Event July 22

on June 23, 2017 - 7:32am
Los Amigos de Valles Caldera News:
 
DUe to the Cajete Fire, the Los Amigos de Valles Caldera anniversary event schedule for Saturday, June 24 has been rescheduled.
 
The Los Amigos de Valles Caldera anniversary event is now set for July 22. Watch for more details about this event soon.

Chamber Holds Golf Tournament Aug. 8

on June 23, 2017 - 7:29am

CHAMBER News:

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Chamber Golf Tournament Benefitting United Way of Northern New Mexico Aug. 18 at the Los Alamos County Golf Course.

Early registration is $400 per foursome until Aug. 4, after that date registration is $500 per foursome. Individual golfers can register for $125. Registration includes breakfast, golf, cart and lunch. Sign up now at losalamoschamber.com/events.

Sponsorships are available for holes, beverages, lunch, breakfast and at the Gold, Silver and Bronze levels.

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Questions Key Officials On Security Of U.S. Elections In 2018 And Beyond

on June 23, 2017 - 7:25am
Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) questioned key officials Wednesday during a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing to further examine Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. elections.
 
The hearing featured two panels and focused closely on Russia’s cyber efforts against our election systems in 2016, our response efforts, potential threats to our 2018 and 2020 elections, and how we are postured to protect against those threats. 
 

Pet Palooza Offers Week Day Fun

on June 23, 2017 - 7:24am

Tom Wyant shows a snake to some curious youngsters this week during the Pet Palooza event Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Christian Church on East Road. With the exception of the snakes, real animals were left at home in favor of stuffed animals. The Pet Palooza featured a petting zoo, games and food. The event was a chance for people to 'get to know their neighbors all in the name of love'. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

Karen Adams and her son, Jude, as well as Rian Shay take part in Pet Palooza Tuesday night at the Christian Church.

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Tell Your Story

on June 23, 2017 - 7:21am

By MARY BETH MAASSEN
Los Alamos

Okay, okay, okay. I will tell you about my date with Kenny Loggins. It was a long time ago. He was recently divorced from his first wife and not yet had his naked wedding to his therapist.

These were my pre-Los Alamos days and I had not yet met my now husband. Kenny and I were just two foot-loose (ha-ha) and fun-loving singles enjoying a few days in Sedona, Ariz.

We spent the weekend at a beautiful resort nestled in the red rocks, we browsed interesting shops, enjoyed amazing food, and the highlight was a spectacular outdoor benefit concert where Kenny

Three Mountaineers’ Stories: Staycation Ideas June 27

on June 23, 2017 - 7:17am
One of the magnificent views from San Juan Basin. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Everyone looking for ways to make summer exciting and accessible is invited to the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting Tuesday, June 27, to hear a trio of talks about staycation ideas.
 
The presentation begins at 7:15 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting starts at 7 p.m. and covers information about upcoming outings.

Members of the Los Alamos Mountaineers will share three of their favorite local expeditions. To start, Sue Barns guidesthe audience through the San Juan Basin.

SFCC Hosts Artisan Spirulina Immersion Week

on June 23, 2017 - 7:12am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College’s Training Center Corporation and Apogee Spirulina hosts Artisan Spirulina Immersion Week with Intro to Aquaponics, July 31 through Aug. 4, on campus at 6401 Richards Ave. 
 
This comprehensive five-day course is a first of its kind, a combination Spirulina and Aquaponics course. Students will get four days of hands-on Artisan spirulina farming, learning the French cultivation method, an introduction to aquaponics as well as discussions that will provide students with real life experience in what it takes to build and maintain a facility.

Local Swimmers Brave Alcatraz Sharkfest Competition

on June 23, 2017 - 7:10am
Nathan Romero, a lifeguard at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center in Los Alamos, competing June 4 in the Alcatraz Sharkfest swimming event. Courtesy photo
 
Los Alamos native Daniel Preston competes in the Alcatraz Sharkfest event. Courtesy photo
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY 
​Los Alamos Daily Post 
 

Locals Nathan Romero and Daniel Preston were strangers until a unique swimming competition tied them together. Both competed June 4 in the Alcatraz Sharkfest.

Planning And Zoning Meets June 28

on June 23, 2017 - 7:07am

COUNTY News:

The next Los Alamos County Planning And Zoning Commission meeting is set for 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 28 in Council Chambers at 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda:

1. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

2. PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

4. PUBLIC HEARING(S): Staff Report For Planning and Zoning Commission Case No. SUP-2017-0010 

5. PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION BUSINESS: Minutes from the Planning And Zoning Commission Meeting(s)

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Hines Is Bandelier Employee Of The Quarter

on June 23, 2017 - 6:58am

Josh Hines has received the first Bandelier Employee of the Quarter Award. He has been a maintenance worker at Bandelier National Monument since May 2016. Superintendent Jason Lott said Hines was nominated and selected by his peers for his exceptional contributions to Bandelier's mission, support of his co-workers and for being an outstanding member of the Bandelier team. Courtesy/NPS

World Futures: Feeding Humanity

on June 23, 2017 - 6:58am

By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

During the past 20 columns, 18 areas worthy of study regarding future needs were considered, generally independently. It is appropriate now to consider a few questions related to multiple items on the list. Let’s get started.

In 1798, The Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus, in “An Essay on the Principle of Population”, examined population growth and growth of the available food supply. He believed that population growth is exponential while growth of the food supply is arithmetic.

Taos School Of Music Presents Shanghai Quartet

on June 23, 2017 - 6:54am

Shanghai Quartet will perform July 16 at the Taos Community Auditorium. Courtesy photo

TAOS SCHOOL OF MUSIC News:

The Taos School of Music presents two stellar concerts July 16 and July 19 at the Taos Community Auditorium.

​At 7:30 p.m. July 16, the Shanghai Quartet will perform Mendelssohn String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80; Bridge String Quartet No. 1 and Brahms String Quartet Op. 51, No. 1. Following this performance, Robert McDonald will perform a solo piano recital July 19. This show also is at 7:30 p.m. McDonald's program will showcase Mozart Piano Sonata No.

Obituary: Anthony L. Beery Feb. 17, 1963 – May 30, 2017

on June 23, 2017 - 6:48am

ANTHONY L. BEERY Feb. 17, 1963 – May 30, 2017

Anthony L. Beery (aka: Tony Beery and Tony Nahlee) passed away May 30, 2017 in an automobile wreck in Alamogordo, NM. He was born February 17, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois and had been residing in Albuquerque, NM.

He is preceded in death by his late sister Crystal A. Beery. He is survived by his biological father, Lawrence Tucker and mother, Peggy Nahlee Harrison. He is survived by his sister, Stacy Nahlee, and her children Crystal and Evelyn; and her grandchildren, Calista, Calina, and Ilijah.

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Cajete Fire Investigation Targets Abandoned Campfire Violator And Unauthorized Drone Operator

on June 22, 2017 - 4:53pm
Trees ravaged in the Cajete Fire caused by an abandoned campfire June 15 in the Jemez. © 2017 David A. Ponton, wildearthlight.com
 
Cajete Fire devastation caused by an abandoned campfire June 15 in the Jemez. © 2017 David A. Ponton, wildearthlight.com
 
By MAIRE O'NEIL
Los Alamos Daily Post

When some 40 residents of Jemez Mountain communities attended their final meeting with Cajete Fire officials Tuesday night in La Cueva, they expressed relief and gratitude for the containment of the fire without loss of human life, animals or damage to homes.

County's Revised Stage II Fire Restrictions

on June 22, 2017 - 4:52pm

COUNTY News:

By order of the Los Alamos Fire Department effective immediately, Los Alamos County is under Stage II Fire Restrictions per the County Fire Prevention Code, Title 22. The Kiwanis Fireworks Show for the 4th of July is still scheduled.

The following acts are prohibited under Stage II Restrictions until further notice:

  • Building or maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, or stove fire on public or private land. Propane grills can be used.
  • Smoking.  Smoking is allowed in vehicles, homes, and on paved/cleared surfaces only.
  • Using fireworks, explosives or other

LAPD Cmdr. Oliver Morris Expresses Appreciation To New Mexico ICAC Task Force

on June 22, 2017 - 4:47pm
Cmdr. Oliver Morris 
 
By Maire O’Neill
Los Alamos Daily Post

 
Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris expressed his appreciation Tuesday for the dedication and determination of members of the New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.
 
Cmdr. Morris’s comments followed the conviction of a Los Alamos man, David Rael, Monday on five counts of sexual exploitation of children resulting from an ICAC investigation.
 
Morris was the law enforcement case lead and testified during the June 15-16 trial as well as former Special Agent Lance Fails, Albuquerque Police Det. C.J.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 18-20, 2017

on June 22, 2017 - 4:32pm

LAPD News: 

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.​

CARLOS L. TRUJILLO 
 

June 18 / Carlos L. Trujillo, 20, of Santa was arrested on a warrant from another jurisdiction.

 
 
 
 
 
PAUL F. GEISIK 
 
June 18 / Paul F. Geisik, 23, of Los Alamos was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

 

 

 

 

COLEMAN SMITH 
 
June 19 / Coleman Smith, 60, of Los Alamos was arrested on a Municipal Court warrant.

 

 

 

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